1 And so, the lot of the sons of Judah, by their families, was this: from the border of Edom, to the desert of Sin toward the south, and even to the furthest part of the southern region.
2 Its beginning was from the summit of the very salty sea, and from its bay, which looks toward the south.
3 And it extends toward the ascent of the Scorpion, and it passes on to Sinai. And it ascends into Kadesh-barnea, and it passes through to Hezron, ascending to Addar, and encompassing Karka.
4 And from there, it passes on to Azmon, and reaches to the torrent of Egypt. And its boundary shall be the great sea; this shall be the limit of the southern region.
5 Yet truly, toward the east, the beginning shall be the very salty sea, even to the limit of the Jordan, and that which looks toward the north, from the bay of the sea, even to the same river Jordan.
6 And the border ascends into Beth-hoglah, and it crosses from the north into Beth-Arabah, ascending to the stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben.
7 And it reaches as far as the borders of Debara, from the Valley of Achor, to the north, looking toward Gilgal, which is opposite the Ascent of Adummim, on the southern part of the torrent. And it crosses the waters that are called the Fountain of the Sun. And its exit shall be at the Fountain of Rogel.
8 And it ascends by the steep valley of the son of Hinnom, from the side of the Jebusite, toward the south; this is Jerusalem. And from there, it raises itself to the top of the mountain, which is opposite Geennom to the west, at the top of the Valley of the Rephaim, to the north.
9 And it passes through, from the top of the mountain, even to the fountain of the Water of Nephtoah. And it continues on, as far as the villages of mount Ephron. And it inclines toward Baalah, which is Kiriath-jearim, that is, the City of Forests.
10 And it circles from Baalah, to the west, as far as mount Seir. And it passes by the side of mount Jearim, to the north, into Chesalon. And it descends into Beth-shemesh, and it passes through to Timnah.
11 And it continues on, toward the north, to a region beside Ekron. And it inclines toward Shikkeron, and it crosses to mount Baalah. And it extends into Jabneel, and the last part closes at the west with the great sea.
12 These are the borders of the sons of Judah, in their families, on all sides.
13 Yet truly, to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, he gave a portion in the midst of the sons of Judah, just as the Lord had instructed him: the City of Arba, the father of Anak, which is Hebron.
14 And Caleb destroyed from it the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, of the stock of Anak.
15 And ascending further from there, he came to the inhabitants of Debir, which before was called Kiriath-Sepher, that is, the City of Letters.
16 And Caleb said, “Whoever will have struck down Kiriath-Sepher, and will have seized it, I will give to him Achsah, my daughter, as wife.”
17 And Othniel, the son of Kenaz, the younger brother of Caleb, seized it. And he gave him Achsah, his daughter, as wife.
18 And as they were traveling together, she was urged by her husband that she ask her father for a field. And she sighed, as she was sitting on her donkey. And Caleb said to her, “What is it?”
19 But she answered: “Give a blessing to me. You have given to me a southern and dry land; join to it also a watered land.” And so Caleb gave to her the watered land above and below it.
20 This is the possession of the tribe of the sons of Judah, by their families.
21 And the cities, from the furthest parts of the sons of Judah, beside the borders of Edom to the south, were: Kabzeel and Eder and Jagur,
22 and Kinah and Dimonah and Adadah,
23 and Kadesh and Hazor and Ithnan,
24 Ziph and Telem and Bealoth,
25 new Hazor and Kerioth-Hezron, which is Hazor,
26 Amam, Shema, and Moladah,
27 and Hazar-gaddah and Heshmon and Bethpelet,
28 and Hazar-shual and Beersheba and Biziothiah,
29 and Baalah and Iim and Ezem,
30 and Eltolad and Chesil and Hormah,
31 and Ziklag and Madmannah and Sansannah,
32 Lebaoth and Shilhim, and Ain and Rimmon. All the cities were twenty-nine, and their villages.
33 Truly, in the plains, there were: Eshtaol and Zorah and Ashnah,
34 and Zanoah and Engannim, and Tappuah and Enam,
35 and Jarmuth and Adullam, Socoh and Azekah,
36 and Shaaraim and Adithaim, and Gederah and Gederothaim: fourteen cities, and their villages.
37 Zenan and Hadashah and Middalgad,
38 Dilean and Mizpeh and Joktheel,
39 Lachish and Bozkath and Eglon,
40 Cabbon and Lahmam and Chitlish,
41 and Gederoth and Bethdagon, and Naamah and Makkedah: sixteen cities, and their villages.
42 Libnah and Ether and Ashan,
43 Iphtah and Ashnah and Nezib,
44 and Keilah and Achzib and Mareshah: nine cities, and their villages.
45 Ekron, with its towns and villages:
46 from Ekron, as far as the sea, all that inclines toward Ashdod, and its villages.
47 Ashdod, with its towns and villages. Gaza, with its towns and villages, as far as the torrent of Egypt, with the great sea as its border.
48 And on the mountain, Shamir and Jattir and Socoh,
49 and Dannah, and Kiriath-Sannah, which is Debir,
50 Anab and Eshtemoh and Anim,
51 Goshen and Holon and Giloh: eleven cities, and their villages.
52 Arab and Dumah and Eshan,
53 and Janim and Beth-Tappuah and Aphekah,
54 Humtah and Kiriath-Arba, which is Hebron, and Zior: nine cities, and their villages.
55 Maon and Carmel, and Ziph and Juttah,
56 Jezreel and Jokdeam and Zanoah,
57 Kain, Gibeah, and Timnah: ten cities, and their villages.
58 Halhul and Bethzur and Gedor,
59 Maarath and Bethanoth and Eltekon: six cities, and their villages.
60 Kiriath-baal, which is Kiriath-jearim, the City of Forests, and Rabbah: two cities, and their villages.
61 In the desert: Beth-Arabah, Middin, and Secacah,
62 and Nibshan, and the City of Salt, and Engedi: six cities, and their villages.
63 But the sons of Judah were not able to destroy the Jebusite inhabitants of Jerusalem. And so the Jebusite lived with the sons of Judah in Jerusalem, even to the present day.
22 And with you, I will strike together man and woman; and with you, I will strike together the old man and the boy; and with you, I will strike together the young man and the virgin.
23 And with you, I will strike together the pastor and his flock; and with you, I will strike together the farmer and his yoke of oxen; and with you, I will strike together military leaders and civil leaders.
24 And I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all their evil that they have done in Zion, before your eyes, says the Lord.
25 Behold, I am against you, you pestilent mountain, says the Lord, for you are corrupting the entire earth. And I will extend my hand over you, and I will roll you down from the rocks, and I will make you into a burning mountain.
26 And they will not take from you a stone for the corner, nor a stone for the foundations. Instead, you will be destroyed unto eternity,” says the Lord.
27 Lift up a sign in the land! Sound the trumpet among the nations! Sanctify the nations against her. Announce against her the kings of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz. Number against her Taphsar. Lead in the horse, like the stinging locust.
28 Sanctify the nations against her: the kings of Media, their military leaders, and all their civil leaders, and the entire land under their authority.
29 And the earth will be shaken and will be disturbed. For the plan of the Lord against Babylon will awaken, so that he may make the land of Babylon desolate and uninhabitable.
30 The strong ones of Babylon have ceased to do battle. They have lived in fortresses. Their health has been devoured, and they have become like women. Her tabernacles have been set ablaze; her bars have been broken.
31 Runner will go forth to meet runner, and messenger will meet messenger, so as to tell the king of Babylon that his city has been captured, from one end to the other,
32 and that the fords were seized in advance, and that the marshes have been burned with fire, and that the men of war have been set in disarray.
33 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor. This is the time of her threshing. A little while longer, and the time of her harvest will arrive.”
34 Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, has consumed me, has devoured me. He has made me like an empty vessel. He has swallowed me like a dragon. He has filled his belly with my tender ones, and he has cast me out.
35 This iniquity is against me, and so my flesh is upon Babylon,” says the habitation of Zion. “And my blood is upon the inhabitants of Chaldea,” says Jerusalem.
36 Because of this, thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will judge your case, and I will avenge your vengeance, and I will make her sea into a desert, and I will dry up her spring.
37 And Babylon will become a tumult, the habitation of dragons, an astonishment, and a hissing, because there is no inhabitant.
38 They will roar together, like lions, they will shake their manes, like young lions.
39 In their heat, I will give them a drink, and I will inebriate them, so that they become drowsy, and sleep an everlasting sleep, and do not rise up, says the Lord.
40 I will lead them away, like lambs to the slaughter, and like rams with young goats.
41 How was Sesac captured, and how was the renowned one of all the earth seized? How has Babylon become an astonishment among the nations?
1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David for an inscription of It title, when Saul sent and watched his house to kill him.
2 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from them that rise up against me.
3 Deliver me from them that work iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
4 For behold they have caught my soul: the mighty have rushed in upon me:
5 Neither is it my iniquity, nor my sin, O Lord: without iniquity have I run, and directed my steps.
6 Rise up thou to meet me, and behold: even thou, O Lord, the God of hosts, the God of Israel. Attend to visit all the nations: have no mercy on all them that work iniquity.
1 And the entire multitude of them, rising up, led him to Pilate.
2 Then they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this one subverting our nation, and prohibiting giving tribute to Caesar, and saying that he is Christ the king.”
3 And Pilate questioned him, saying: “You are the king of the Jews?” But in response, he said: “You are saying it.”
4 Then Pilate said to the leaders of the priests and to the crowds, “I find no case against this man.”
5 But they continued more intensely, saying: “He has stirred up the people, teaching throughout all of Judea, beginning from Galilee, even to this place.”
6 But Pilate, upon hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of Galilee.
7 And when he realized that he was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him away to Herod, who was himself also at Jerusalem in those days.
8 Then Herod, upon seeing Jesus, was very glad. For he had been wanting to see him for a long time, because he had heard so many things about him, and he was hoping to see some kind of sign wrought by him.
9 Then he questioned him with many words. But he gave him no response at all.
10 And the leaders of the priests, and the scribes, stood firm in persistently accusing him.
11 Then Herod, with his soldiers, scorned him. And he ridiculed him, clothing him in a white garment. And he sent him back to Pilate.
12 And Herod and Pilate became friends on that day. For previously they were enemies to one another.
13 And Pilate, calling together the leaders of the priests, and the magistrates, and the people,
14 said to them: “You have brought before me this man, as one who disturbs the people. And behold, having questioned him before you, I find no case against this man, in those things about which you accuse him.
15 And neither did Herod. For I sent you all to him, and behold, nothing deserving of death was recorded about him.
16 Therefore, I will chastise him and release him.”
17 Now he was required to release one person for them on the feast day.
18 But the entire crowd exclaimed together, saying: “Take this one, and release to us Barabbas!”
19 Now he had been cast into prison because of a certain sedition that occurred in the city and for murder.
20 Then Pilate spoke to them again, wanting to release Jesus.
21 But they shouted in response, saying: “Crucify him! Crucify him!”